Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer typically brought on by exposure to asbestos, a material used in the construction of buildings decades ago. As a result, the cancer affects the protective membranes that surround the lungs, heart and/or abdominal region. The effects of mesothelioma can sometimes take more than 20 years after exposure to begin to surface.
If you’re unsure if you or a loved one may be suffering / has suffered from this rare cancer, some symptoms to be on the lookout for include: fatigue and anemia, hoarse voice, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements, shortness of breath and more. Consult a doctor if you or a family member is experiencing / has experienced any of these symptoms.
Many sufferers of malignant mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos while on the job. Some common worksites that may contain asbestos are industrial parks, outdated public buildings and homes, auto shops, shipyards and more. Older residents of the state of Massachusetts, especially those who have served time in the military, are often the victims of mesothelioma. The asbestos exposure could’ve occurred anywhere from 15 to 50 years prior to diagnosis, making these cases especially complicated.
Sadly, the mesothelioma that results from asbestos exposure can lead to serious illness or death. What makes this more difficult to swallow is that these illnesses and deaths are often preventable. If you or a loved one is suffering (or if you lost a loved one) from mesothelioma brought on by asbestos, you may have a right to file a claim.
Asbestos exposure is often the liability of large corporations, insurance companies or the U.S. government. It is important for Massachusetts residents to know their rights when asbestos exposure may have led to serious illness or death of a loved one resulting from mesothelioma. Whenever a claim is filed in the event that it is believed mesothelioma was brought on by asbestos exposure, a qualified team is required to perform an in-depth investigation and collection of relevant documents from the potential responsible property owners. The outcome of these proceedings is what typically determines if your claim is legitimate or not.
As the investigation is underway, it’s vital to have a proper legal team who knows the ins and outs of mesothelioma claims as they relate to asbestos exposure. The Law Office of Frank Fernandez has worked with clients who have suffered from mesothelioma themselves, or who have tragically had a family member pass away due to the cancer. As the law relating to these claims is complicated and often involves giant corporations and insurance agencies, and sometimes even the government, the financial stakes can be significant.
We’ll be happy to help you recover any damages which are rightfully yours as a result of mesothelioma brought on by asbestos exposure. Massachusetts state law affords you certain rights, and we’ll take the necessary actions to reach the proper outcome and compensation.